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This Man Craig

1 9 6 6 – 1 9 6 7 (UK)
52 x 50 minute episodes

The setting for this BBC drama was a large comprehensive school in the (fictional) Scottish town of Strathaird where the stories revolved around the pupils, their parents and teachers, and one teacher in particular – This Man Craig.

Strathaird School was organised on a house system with six housemasters each keeping an eye on the problems of the 300 children in their care. Such a man was Ian Craig (John Cairney) – a scientist who taught physics, believed in education in the widest sense of the word, and as a housemaster was inevitably involved in the lives of others both in the school and in the town.

Many Scottish writers contributed to the stories, produced and filmed north of the border. Among them; Jack Gerson, Tom Wright, Ian Kennedy Martin, Larry Forrester and Jack Ronder (who was himself a teacher).

Ian Craig
John Cairney
Margaret Craig
Ellen McIntosh
Mr Robinson
Leonard Maguire
Katie Duncan
Joan Alcorn
Willie Sinclair
Alex McCrindle
James Craig
Brian Pettifer